Recent News Stories

A group of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School got a lesson this week in the complex subject of DNA. The lesson comes from a grant from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

 

The Homer High School newspaper The Mariner Compass is back. A group of students has been writing articles, taking photos and creating the layout for the recently-resurrected news site. And students are now working on a physical copy to distribute inside the school.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been on a principal-hiring spree the last few months. Officials are still looking to fill two administrative positions on the southern peninsula.

There are no reports of injuries or damage after a powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami advisory for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline. The advisory alert was canceled early Saturday morning, when no damaging waves were generated.

If you live in Homer you may start to notice new bike racks popping up around the community in the next month. The work is the result of a partnership between the Homer Cycling Club and the City of Homer.

The state Board of Game wrapped up its five day meeting in Kenai Tuesday, going through a long list of proposals to change many of the game management rules on the Kenai Peninsula. There wasn’t a lot of opposition to increasing predator control measures.

The energy company Hilcorp has announced another step toward finalizing its acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon.  The transaction had been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, but that investigation has closed.

The North Pacific Fisheries Association is honoring the late Captain Bob Moss with Christmas lights. It was his personal tradition to put a Christmas tree in the rigging on his boats.

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